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tuolumnejim
09-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Download a movie in under five seconds. Its a bit high:D priced at 350.00 a month though.

One other thing, in the article there's talk of "mild socialism" being that this a local Government owned set-up. If it stays this way it will never get off the ground, it needs to be designed and run by private business.

Link (http://www.dailytech.com/Chattanooga+TN+to+Get+Nations+Fastest+Internet++1+ Gbps/article19616.htm)

Socialized municipal offering handily beats out local commercial competitors


Despite the criticism of mild socialism -- including government-owned utilities -- thus far commercial cable offerings in the U.S. have fallen grossly short of successful municipal offerings. Services like the municipal effort of Wilson, N.C. have offered faster, cheaper internet than commercial offerings. Cable companies have responded by pouring millions into lobbying local, state, and federal governments to enact proposals to ban municipal internet services. To date, they have seemed unable to stamp out this pesky brand of community socialism.

JDay
09-15-2010, 3:05 PM
If it stays this way it will never get off the ground, it needs to be designed and run by private business.

They had to fight private business in the courts in order to get this off the ground. Existing broadband providers do not want cheap high-speed internet. Did you know that the cable companies currently enjoy having a monopoly in their service area's due to the government selling them territory? Do you really think they want competition? Will they ever sell broadband at a reasonable rate with no hidden service caps?

ldivinag
09-16-2010, 6:30 PM
glad that the local gov's priority is getting high speed internet...

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Wherryj
09-30-2010, 1:07 PM
glad that the local gov's priority is getting high speed internet...

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Don't worry. Has the government EVER managed to do ANYTHING that it set as a priority?

On the other hand, has our government ever managed to get anything done correctly? I mean other than the entire internet having been invented by Al Gore?
For those who don't believe it, it says so right here on his internet page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf
I wonder if that's why we call browsing the internet "goring" instead of "Cerfing"? Hey, why does "cerfing" the internet sound so familiar?

High speed internet has nothing to fear...or gain...by the government's prioritizing.

POLICESTATE
09-30-2010, 1:11 PM
This makes me sick, I live in the heart of Silicon Valley and in my neighborhood the fastest speed I get is 3Mbps. **** you AT&T

And **** you HOA for not allowing Comcast to come into the community!

qaz5109
10-07-2010, 4:38 PM
This makes me sick, I live in the heart of Silicon Valley and in my neighborhood the fastest speed I get is 3Mbps. **** you AT&T

And **** you HOA for not allowing Comcast to come into the community.
hey policestate your welcome

Zin_dawg
10-09-2010, 9:25 PM
:rant:

I live just south of San Jose, within sight of the AT&T CO, and we can't get DSL, and no cable! (300 yards further south, it's Verizon, and they're 4 _miles_ from their CO, but they get DSL.

TN gets 1GB?

@)$%#)#$*%!

:chris:

driveljay
10-18-2010, 5:26 PM
FIOS ftw!!! 25/25 +landline for like 70 a month....